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Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)

This paper decomposes the gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation along the earnings distribution for the period 1996–2011. The analysis uses a reweighted, recentered influence function decomposition that allows estimating the contribution of each covariate on the wage structure and composition effects along the earnings distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7407 AUG 27, 2015

Atencio,Andrea; Posadas,Josefina

Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)

This study uses a randomized experiment to evaluate the impacts of the training and internship program piloted in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu counties by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank’s Kenya Youth Empowerment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7404 AUG 27, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)

Civil war in Syria has resulted in more than four million refugees fleeing the country, of which 1.8 million have found refuge in Turkey, making it the largest refugee-hosting country worldwide. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7402 AUG 24, 2015

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Wagner,Mathis Christoph

Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)

Aide Memoire 99053 AUG 23, 2015

South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)

Global growth hit a soft patch at the start of 2015. In the first quarter it slowed to 2.0 percent, quarter on quarter (q/q) annualized, from 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98880 AUG 14, 2015

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina

Understanding out-of-work and out-of-school youth in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The objectives of this study are to describe and analyze the out-of-work and out-of-school youth (ages 15-24) in the Europe and Central Asia2 (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 98665 JUL 30, 2015

Mauro,Joseph Anthony; Mitra,Sophie

Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : 2015 WBG employee engagement survey (English)

Board Report 98766 JUL 22, 2015

Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7364 JUL 13, 2015

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob; Waxman,Andrew R.

Taking stock : an update on Vietnams recent economic developments (English)

Economic activity continued to firm up in 2015, driven by domestic demand. After coming in at 6 percent in 2014, GDP growth accelerated to 6.28 percent during the first half of 2015, the fastest first-half-of-the-year growth rate in the past five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 98139 JUL 01, 2015

Vietnamese

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in Europe, Central Asia , East Asia, Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 98980 JUL 01, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

China - Zhuzhou Brownfield Remediation Project : resettlement plan : Worker settlement of closed enterprises review report (English)

The development objective of the Zhuzhou Brownfield Remediation Project for China is to support redevelopment planning and site remediation in Zhuzhou Qingshuitang core industrial area to reduce public exposure to contaminated land. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1266 JUL 01, 2015

Bai,Xieli

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19543 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Belarus regional development policy notes : spatial dimension of structural change (English)

Working Paper ACS13961 JUN 29, 2015

Haiduk,Kiryl

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Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7407 Policy Research Working Paper
Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7404 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market (English)
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AUG 24, 2015 WPS7402 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote dIvoire – West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project : procurement Plan (English)
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AUG 23, 2015 99053 Aide Memoire
South Africa economic update : jobs and South Africa’s changing demographics (English)
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AUG 14, 2015 98880 Working Paper
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding out-of-work and out-of-school youth in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 98665 Working Paper
Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : 2015 WBG employee engagement survey (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 98766 Board Report
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, July 22, 2015 and record of approvals July 22 (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 98527 Minutes
Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7364 Policy Research Working Paper
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, July 13, 2015 and record of approvals June 3 thru 15 (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98138 Minutes
Taking stock : an update on Vietnams recent economic developments (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98139 Working Paper Vietnamese
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98980 Newsletter
China - Zhuzhou Brownfield Remediation Project : resettlement plan : Worker settlement of closed enterprises review report (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1266 Resettlement Plan
Skills gaps and the path to successful skills development : emerging findings from skills measurement surveys in Armenia, Georgia, FYR Macedonia, and Ukraine (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 ACS14318 Working Paper
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19543 Implementation Status and Results Report
Belarus regional development policy notes : spatial dimension of structural change (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ACS13961 Working Paper